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Sounding Off


5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy stupid good book

Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2024

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I was fortunate to discover the Dominic Jejeune mysteries last year, and I zipped through them all as quickly as I could. They are great in every way. If only the author could write as fast as I can read. I anxiously awaited arrival of A Nye of Pheasants and had it delivered to my Kindle the day it dropped. I just finished it and I am amazed. Astounded. It is crazy stupid good. Parallel plot lines on either side of the globe. Writing so good that what could have been a confusing morass of characters and events remained crystal clear throughout. The usual generous helping of science and environmental philosophy was welcome and elegantly expressed. I was riveted all the way through. His characters are all believable, interesting, and very human, very real. The stories were filled with poignant moments and exciting action scenes. I look forward to the next release, sooner rather than later I hope. Steve Burrows is firmly on my short list of favorite writers.

Five favourite words …Okay, I can explain this...

If you'd like to see the answers to the other nine questions in Steve's

interview, including:

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What’s it going to be?

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with


Six things you can't live without

What’s the strangest thing you’ve done while researching a book?”

This intriguing question was posed by Heather O'Neill as part of Steve's CBC MAGIC 8 interview. To see Steve's answer to this question, plus other questions posed by

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Frances Itani

Erin Bow

Linwood Barclay
Ian Hamilton
Peggy Blair

Eden Robinson

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